Sinclair, Rooney & Co / Remington Rand / UB E.O.C.


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Photo credit: Palmers Views of Buffalo, Buffalo Rising


465 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
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Ellicott Council District
SBL: 111.13-7-7
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Next to: 47 East Mohawk Street and Lafayette Theater
Across from: 468 Washington Street, Tifft Block, and Century Theater


FNUB CORP C/O ATTN: ELLICOTT DEVELOPMENT per City of Buffalo Property Information
University at Buffalo Foundation per Business First
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Physical Description

Six story, 78,176 sq.ft. (or 86,254 sq.ft.?) brick commercial building on the southeast corner of Washington and Mohawk.

Current Condition

Appears original and in good condition. Missing original cornice.


  • Former site of the Old Trinity Church, built 1842
  • Built ca. 1910 for "Sinclair, Rooney, & Co, importers, manufacturers and wholesalers of millinery, ribbons, flowers, feathers, silks, and velvets." Palmer's Views of Buffalo
  • Designed by Esenwein & Johnson
  • Buffalo History Museum: "Built to house one of several millinery businesses on Washington Street, this building once featured a projecting cornice supported by stylized brick brackets. Its simple exterior of yellow brick with red mortar is a frank expression of the underlying construction.".
  • Remington Rand operations center
  • Long time location for the UB Employment Opportunity Center

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2013 - University at Buffalo Employment Opportunity Center offices move closer to the BNMC. Building is offered for sale at $2.345 million.
  • September 2014 - Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. offers to purchase the building to renovate into 60 market rate apartments
  • December 2014 - Purchased by Ciminelli for $2.3 million.
  • April 2015 - The Ciminelli redevelopment plan calls for '45 apartments, as well as approximately 14,000 sq.ft. of first floor and lower level commercial space, and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2016 at a cost of approximately $10 million.' Buffalo Rising

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